A date with adventure

A date with adventure

My perfect weekend

A date with adventure

My weekend is a perfect one if I spend it with my family. My family lives in Amritsar and I don’t get to see them that often. So whenever I get a break, I go there.

It feels like a breath of fresh air as Amritsar is very different from Mumbai. My mom loves pampering me with the food that I don’t usually get. We also go out for lunches and dinners when I am home.

Being in Mumbai is like living in a different world. There is always something interesting happening and everything moves so fast.

I love partying with my friends. It’s a much-needed break for me after a hectic week at work. We usually go to a lounge kind of place where there is good food and music. I also go for house parties but partying at pubs are more fun.

My idea of rejuvenating on a weekend is doing something adventurous. I love to try out new sports and Mumbai has quite a few options in that. I recently went paragliding and it was so much fun. The adrenaline rush you get is one-of-a-kind, I must say. I also enjoy trying out different water sports; so whenever I am travelling, that’s always on the top of my list.

If time permits, I head out of the city for a short trip as well. Mumbai is located in such a way that I can go to either Lonavla or Goa and have a great time. It doesn’t take too much time. I can enjoy, unwind and come back refreshed for the next week's work.

Another  activity I enjoy is cooking. I don’t cook too many dishes but I have learnt a few things to keep myself content. I can only cook for myself though! I am currently on a diet, so there are only certain things I can have. I do make some good ‘dal’ and ‘rajma chawal’ though.

I am working on a new project for which I am spending a lot of time at the gym. I really need to build my body for this particular role. I am also attending dance classes as part of my cardio programme.

Apart from these activities, I love watching movies in the theatre. I try to catch the latest movies as often as I can.

If I am not going anywhere, I enjoy being alone at home. I watch movies on the internet or watch some web series. There are a lot of good ones these days.

Being in this industry, it’s not always easy to get a regular weekend off. Sometimes, your off-days become your weekends. There have been days where you work 30 days in a month and it takes a toll on you. Hence I try my best to make the most of whatever break we get. After all, actors need all the energy they get to keep their characters interesting as well.

In short, I guess a perfect weekend doesn’t really exist but what you do with it is what makes it great. So I have my family, my friends, movies, and gym sessions, I strive to make my weekend a perfect one.

(As told to Anila Kurian)